Wisconsin immigrants will be boarding a bus today in Milwaukee to kick off the Midwest leg of the 19-state “Keeping Families Together” national bus tour. The bus riders will call on policymakers to include a path to citizenship in immigration reform legislation.
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In response to both the President’s speech on Tuesday and the bi-partisan Senate framework for immigration reform, Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz issued the following statement:
Palermo’s Pizza Workers Mark Year’s End with Renewed Call for Union Recognition, Vow to Escalate National Boycott
MILWAUKEE- To mark the holiday season, striking Palermo’s Pizza workers and their families rallied today to give thanks for the community support they have received in their struggle, sang Palermo’s-related Christmas carols, and sent a message of hope for the New Year. At the rally, held outside of the Palermo production facility, workers celebrated their […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331 The following is a statement from the Palermo Workers Union in response to today’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board: “We are glad that today the Milwaukee regional office of the NLRB announced a decision finding that Palermo Villa, Inc. violated federal labor law. Palermo’s treatment of its […]
Unprecedented Latino Voter Participation Leads to Post-Election Rallies Calling for Federal Immigration Reform
(MILWAUKEE)— After turning out an unprecedented number of Latino voters for the 2012 elections, today Voces de la Fronterawill join a coalition of the largest and most powerful grassroots immigrant rights groups in the country holding vigils and rallies calling for humane immigration reform from re-elected President Obama and the US Congress. Over the last four years, over one million people […]
Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan got a few things right when he spoke out yesterday about the conflict at Palermo’s Pizza. The conflict and the boycott are very serious and workers deserve the right to organize a union. What Alderman Donovan got wrong was saying that calling for a national boycott is going “way overboard”. Over 90 workers have been […]
Rally to Mark Obama Administration Release of “Deferred Action” Relief Process for Undocumented Youth
MADISON, WI- Beginning today, hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth will be able to apply to stay in the United States without fear of deportation for at least two years, through the Obama administration’s “Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” form. Today marks the beginning of a new chapter & new hope in their lives. […]
On behalf of the membership of Voces de la Frontera, we extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, as well as the larger Sikh community, who have been devastated by the tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek on Sunday.
Students, working people and community members around the country stand in support, join boycott efforts MILWAUKEE, WI – Joined by union members, community leaders and students from the United States Student Association (USSA), the nation’s oldest and largest student-led organization, Palermo workers and Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) will launch a national kickoff event […]
The following is a statement from Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz, in response to State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa’s decision today to publicly announce herself as a member of Wisconsin’s LGBT community: